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RII30120 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

RII30120 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

What will I learn?

  • First Aid
  • Sustainable work practices that are environmentally friendly
  • Controlling risks in the workplace
  • Follow Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Comply with site procedures and processes
  • Monitor and maintain quality standards on the job site


  • Workplace
  • Blended
  • Face-to-Face

Students have 1 to 2 years to complete their qualification and they are able to complete their course work at their own pace using their selected delivery option.

Packaging Rules

The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Total number of units = 13

3 core units plus

10 elective units, of which:

1 must be from Group A
1 must be from Group B
at least 3 must be from Group C
no more than 3 may be from Group D
no more than 2 may be from elsewhere in this or any other currently endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the overall integrity of the AQF alignment, not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification, and contribute to a valid industry-supported vocational outcome.

The elective bank contains both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the resources and infrastructure industry. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be selected to meet the state/territory licensing requirements.

There are prerequisites to imported units listed in this qualification. Where a unit is imported as an elective care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified are complied with.

Core Units

RIIENV201E Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes

RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Elective Units

Group A

RIICOM301E Communicate information

RIICOM302D Communicate workplace information

Group B

RIIGOV201E Comply with site work processes/procedures

RIIQUA201E Maintain and monitor site quality standards

Group C

MSMPER300* Issue work permits

RIIARO301 Work safely in autonomous environments

RIIARO302 Work safely with remotely piloted aircraft systems

RIIARO303 Operate equipment in autonomous environments

RIIARO304 Coordinate and interact with autonomous systems

RIIARO305 Build and maintain routes for autonomous operations

RIIARO306 Respond to obstructions to autonomous operations

RIIARO307 Activate and deactivate autonomous systems

RIIBHD301E Conduct surface blast hole drilling operations

RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

RIIMCO302D Conduct surface miner operations

RIIMCO303E Conduct auger miner operations

RIIMEX301D Conduct dredging operations

RIIMEX302D Assess ground conditions

RIIMEX303 Conduct local geotechnical risk control in surface operations

RIIMPG301D Control and monitor automated plant/machinery

RIIMPO206D Conduct bulk water truck operations

RIIMPO301E Conduct hydraulic excavator operations

RIIMPO302E Conduct hydraulic shovel operations

RIIMPO303E Conduct rope shovel operations

RIIMPO304E Conduct wheel loader operations

RIIMPO305F Conduct coal stockpile dozer operations

RIIMPO306D Operate plant/machinery on live stockpiles

RIIMPO308F Conduct tracked dozer operations

RIIMPO309F Conduct wheeled dozer operations

RIIMPO310F Conduct grader operations

RIIMPO312E Conduct scraper operations

RIIMPO313E Conduct face loader operations

RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operations

RIIMPO329F Conduct dragline operations

RIIMPO331E Conduct operations with stockpile dozer

RIIMPO334E Conduct skid steer loader operations using attachments

RIIMPO335E Conduct skid steer loader operations without attachments

RIIMPO336E Conduct belly dump truck operations

RIIMPO337E Conduct articulated haul truck operations

RIIMPO338E Conduct rigid haul truck operations

RIINHB307D Conduct conventional core drilling

RIINHB330 Conduct down-hole hammer drilling

RIIPEO301E Conduct conveyor-car high wall mining operations

RIIPRO301D Conduct crushing and screening plant operations

RIIPRO302D Perform process control room operations

RIIPRO303D Conduct sand wash plant operations

RIISAM301F Test operational functions of vehicles and equipment

RIISRM301E Blend stockpile materials

RIISRM302E Conduct stockpile reclaiming operations

RIISRM303E Move and position materials to form stockpiles

RIISRM304E Maintain stockpiles

RIIVEH201E Operate a light vehicle

RIIVEH304E Conduct tip truck operations

RIIVEH305F Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

RIIVEH307F Operate a heavy rigid vehicle

Group D

AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works

AHCSAW301 Construct conservation earthworks

BSBPUR301 Purchase goods and services

BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments

BSBTWK301 Use inclusive work practices

CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging

CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

CPCCLSF3001A* Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level

HLTAID011 Provide first aid

MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

MSL924003 Process and interpret data

MSL943003 Work safely with instruments that emit ionising radiation

MSL973013 Perform basic tests

MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis

RIIBEF302E Monitor site production activities

RIIBLA201E Support shotfiring operations

RIIBLA205E Store, handle and transport explosives

RIIBLA301E Conduct surface shotfiring operations

RIIBLA305E Conduct secondary blasting

RIIBLA307E Conduct a blast survey

RIICRC310E Construct and maintain roads

RIIERR301E Respond to work site incidents

RIIERR302E Respond to local emergencies and incidents

RIIERR308E Extricate and transport people involved in incidents

RIIERR406 Provide support for rescue operations

RIIHAN208E Perform dogging

RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform

RIIHAN302D Conduct intermediate scaffolding operations

RIIHAN304E Conduct slewing crane operations

RIIHAN305D Operate a gantry or overhead crane

RIIHAN307E Operate a vehicle loading crane

RIIHAN311F Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier

RIIPEO206D Lay and recover cables and hoses

RIIRIS202E Respond to site based spills

RIIRIS401E Apply site risk management system

RIISAM303E Shutdown dredge for operator maintenance

RIISAM304E Install, commission and maintain major conveyor equipment and systems

RIISAM306E Service and maintain conveyors, feeders and hoppers

RIISAM307E Service and maintain crushers

RIISAM308E Service and maintain screens

RIISAM309E Service and maintain pumps

RIISTD301D Take environmental samples and measurements

RIIVEH302E Operate multi-combination vehicle

RIIVEH303F Drive heavy combination vehicle

RIIVEH306E Operate a mine service vehicle

RIIWHS301E Conduct safety and health investigations

TLIC3004 Drive heavy rigid vehicle

TLID2022 Conduct weighbridge operations

TLILIC0002 Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)

TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

TLILIC0006 Licence to operate a bridge and gantry crane

TLILIC0010 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)

TLILIC2016 Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle

TLILIC3017 Licence to drive a heavy combination vehicle

TLILIC3018 Licence to drive a multi-combination vehicle


Students who successfully complete the course will receive the nationally recognised Certificate for RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations. This Qualification is from the latest version of the RUU Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package and is the most up-to-date qualification in Surface Extraction.


Pricing for the Qualification does vary as there may be credit transfers or RPL available. Contact the Office on (07) 4123 0415.

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RII30120 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations